Monday, June 29, 2009

Greinke Wins Number 10

Game Date: June 28, 2009
Kansas City @ Pittsburgh
Royals 3, Pirates 2 / Box Score
WP: Greinke (10-3), Morton (0-1), SV: Soria (9)
KC Home Runs: DeJesus (6)
Royals Record: 32-42 / Record in June 9-15

Too bad the rain stopped the game for a while in the seventh inning. I’m always interested in seeing Zack Greinke going deeper in the game whenever possible. But his efforts, along with solid bullpen help, were enough.

The Royals sure didn’t manage much offense, but David DeJesus drove in two, including hitting a solo home run. I know it’s late June, and I know that DeJesus is hitting just .239, but with him back at the top of the line up—presumably for the rest of the season with Coco Crisp out—I really do expect his numbers to improve drastically.

It’s always fun to see Greinke hitting. He hit a double in the seventh inning. You almost wonder if Hillman shouldn’t use him as a pinch hitter sometimes given the light hitting bench players he often has to choose from. Yeah, it’s ridiculous, but still . . .

The Royals open a new series at home tonight at home against the Twins. Luke Hochevar (2-3, 5.87) will go up against Nick Blackburn (6-3, 3.11). Hochevar is 0-1 in his career against the Twins with an 8.44 ERA in 5.1 IP. Blackburn is 1-0 against the Royals with a 2.00 ERA in 18.0 IP.

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